2022 Pac-12 tournament: Updates, bracket, TV schedule, betting odds as Arizona routs UCLA to win 8th conference championship

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March thirteen, 2022
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2022 Pac-12 tournament: Updates, bracket, TV schedule, betting odds as Arizona routs UCLA to win 8th conference championship

Arizona has locked up its No. 1 seed. UCLA will probable be a No. 4 as information technology starts its path back to the Final 4. All that’south left is to win the Pac-12 championship.

The summit 2 seeds in this week’southward Pac-12 tournament volition meet Saturday night (9 p.thousand. ET, FOX) in Las Vegas for the tournament title. Arizona, the regular-season champion, terminal won in 2018, while UCLA has not cut down the nets since 2014.

It’s besides a really compelling matchup, on the court (Bennedict Mathurin
and
Dalen Terry
vs. Jaime Jaquez Jr. and
Tyger Campbell, for starters) simply on the sideline. Mick Cronin is the grizzled vet who has returned UCLA to its blueish-claret heights, while Tommy Lloyd has Arizona flying in his commencement season as caput coach.

Where every Pac-12 team stands for making the NCAA Tournament:
Eamonn Brennan’s Bubble Watch

Where the ACC is seeded in this year’s NCAA Tournament:
Brian Bennett’due south Bracket Lookout man

Wednesday, March 9

Game 1: No. nine Stanford 71, No. 8 Arizona State 70

Game ii: No. 5 Oregon 86, No. 12 Oregon Country 72

Game 3: No. 7 Washington Land 66, No. 10 California 59

Game 4: No. 6 Washington 82, No. 11 Utah 70

Thursday, March x

Game 5: No. 1 Arizona 84, No. 9 Stanford 80

Game half-dozen: No. 4 Colorado 80, No. 5 Oregon 69

Game 7: No. 2 UCLA 75, No. seven Washington State 65

Game eight: No. iii USC 65, No. six Washington 61

Friday, March eleven

Game 9: No. 1 Arizona 82, No. four Colorado 72

Game x: No. 2 UCLA 69, No. three USC 59

Saturday, March 12

Championship game: No. 1 Arizona 84, No. 2 UCLA 76

(Photo: Brian Rothmuller / Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

March 12, 2022
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Arizona defeats UCLA to win eighth Pac-12 tournament title in program history

The Arizona Wildcats won the Pac-12 tournament on Sat with a 84-76 victory over the UCLA Bruins. It is the program’s eighth Pac-12 tournament title and probable secures 1 of the No. 1 seeds in the NCAA Tournament.

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By The Athletic Staff

By The Athletic Staff

March 12, 2022
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Arizona clinches conference title with 84-76 win over UCLA

Afterward going 30-3, Arizona clinched the Pac-12 conference title and a spot in the NCAA Tournament with its 84-76 win over UCLA. Bridegroom Mathurin led Arizona with 27 points to victory,

Arizona leaders: Bridegroom Mathurin (27 points, two 3-pointers, 4 rebounds), Dalen Terry (15 points, two 3-pointers, 7 rebounds)

UCLA leaders: Jules Bernard (nineteen points, 3 rebounds), Jaime Jaquez Jr. (18 points, 10 rebounds)

What’s next for Arizona: With the conference championship, Arizona solidified a spot in the NCAA Tournament and will wait Selection Sun to find out who they will play.

What’s next for UCLA: They’ll await Selection Sunday and discover out where they’re going in the NCAA Tournament.

By The Athletic Staff

Past The Athletic Staff

March 12, 2022
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UCLA Bruins looking suspiciously like a Terminal 4 team again

For a decent chunk of the 2021-22 season, anybody wondered when UCLA would look similar the aforementioned UCLA that was a miracle abroad from playing for a national championship terminal April. Information technology’s not been bad. At all. Losing a total of six games before the postseason is a chore well done. Nevertheless, it’due south all not felt … the same?

Until, apparently, now.

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Senior Writer, CBB



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March 12, 2022
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Saturday’s Title game odds

The chalk has won out in the Pac-12 tournament equally Arizona and UCLA will play for the title this night. The Wildcats volition exist slight favorites over the Bruins.

No. one Arizona (-one.5) vs. No. 2 UCLA

Andrew DeWitt

Andrew DeWitt
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Senior Editor, Betting

March 12, 2022
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UCLA cruises past USC into Pac-12 title game

No. 13 UCLA defeated No. 21 USC in the Pac-12 tournament semifinal on Fri, 69-59. Four Bruins scored in double-figures, led by Jaime Jaquez Jr.’s nineteen points. UCLA guard Jules Bernard added 15 points and eight rebounds in the win.

Friday’s outcome sets upward a Pac-12 tournament title matchup with No. nine Arizona, who defeated Colorado past ten points in the earlier game.

Greg Rosenstein

Greg Rosenstein
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Managing Editor, Combat

March 11, 2022
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Arizona advances to title game



Arizona advances to championship game

Arizona’s first game without Kerr Kriisa went without incident, as the Wildcats beat Colorado 82-72 to advance to the Pac-12 championship game on Saturday dark. The Wildcats will play the winner of UCLA-USC. Arizona put Justin Kierr into the starting lineup and he had 13 points with five rebounds and three assists. Five Wildcats scored in double figures.

Arizona leaders:
Azuolas Tubelis (20 pounds, 11 rebounds), Dalen Terry (12 points)

Colorado leaders:
Jabari Walker (xix points, 3 blocks), Keeshwawn Barthelemy (12 points, 4-of-5 3pt)

What’southward next for Arizona:
It’ll play the UCLA-USC leader on Saturday in the Pac-12 title game.

What’due south next for Colorado:
It’ll run across if it makes the NIT.

(Photo of Dalen Terry: Stephen R. Sylvanie / USA Today)

Hugh Kellenberger

Hugh Kellenberger
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Senior Managing Editor, Higher Basketball

March 11, 2022
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Arizona 47, Colorado 38

So far the Wildcats are treatment the Buffs in the Pac-12 tournament semifinals. Azuolas Tubelis is a big reason for that, with 18 points on 8-of-10 shooting. Pretty, pretty good. Colorado is using the iii brawl to keep in it — it’s already made 9 of them, on xv attempts. Five of those from Jabari Walker, on as many attempts, and he has 17 points total.

Justin Kier, a half-dozen-4 senior who began his career at George Mason and and then went to Georgia earlier finding himself to Tucson, got the start in place of the injured Kerr Kriisa. Kier has eight points, one aid and 2 turnovers in 18 minutes.

Hugh Kellenberger

Hugh Kellenberger
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Senior Managing Editor, College Basketball

March 11, 2022
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Kerr Kriisa will not play tonight

This is not unexpected, but the Arizona Wildcats will be without point baby-sit Kerr Kriisa for tonight’southward semifinals game confronting Colorado. He savage awkwardly during Th’due south win over Stanford.

Hugh Kellenberger

Hugh Kellenberger
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Senior Managing Editor, College Basketball

March xi, 2022
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Odds for Friday’south semifinals

At that place have been no upsets and then far in the Pac-12 tournament with all height iv seeds reaching the semifinals. Volition that change tonight? Colorado is trying to fight itself into the NCAA Tournament, but the Buffaloes are 9.5-point underdogs to Arizona tonight.

Game 9: No. 1 Arizona(-9.five) vs. No. 4 Colorado

Game 10: No. 2 UCLA (-5.5) vs. No. 3 USC

Andrew DeWitt

Andrew DeWitt
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Senior Editor, Betting

March 11, 2022
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‘We need him’: Kerr Kriisa’s injury is a problem for Arizona’southward March Madness dreams



‘We need him’: Kerr Kriisa’s injury is a problem for Arizona’s March Madness dreams

LAS VEGAS — At roughly 2:xl p.g. here on Thursday, the door to a locker room swung open and Arizona’s wildest, most sublime hopes for this month and the next rolled out in a wheelchair.

Kerr Kriisa still had the headband on. He still had his uniform on. He also had a large black kick engulfing his lower correct leg and a towel covering his exposed toes. His right ankle had bent in a way ankles aren’t meant to bend in the concluding minute of a Pac-12 tournament quarterfinal against Stanford, and he’d collapsed in a heap and slapped the T-Mobile Arena flooring five times as the pain set in, and now he needed an athletic trainer to push him out of the edifice and a team manager to bear his pink Nikes and his backpack with a one-half-total Gatorade tucked in a side pocket.

The baby-sit who plays like he’due south stuck a fork in a socket, defused in a glimmer. The breathless only realistic national championship aspirations, suddenly imperiled past a foot landing on another pes and not a couple inches to the left or correct. All of it, nonetheless fresh and tenuous and maddening as Kriisa’s chariot wound downwardly the hallway and into the loading dock, then out a door into a brisk desert afternoon and downwardly a ramp to the team bus. Once there, he requested to be turned effectually, his back to said bus and his trainer standing behind him. He handed his phone to Anderson Mort, the team manager and de facto aide de army camp.

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And then Kerr Krisa smiled and flashed two thumbs upwards.

“Whatever happens will happen,” Wildcats guard Bennedict Mathurin said, “but we hope he’s going to exist dorsum pretty soon because we need him.”

Brian Hamilton

Brian Hamilton
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Senior Writer, CBB



‘We need him’: Kerr Kriisa’s injury is a problem for Arizona’s March Madness dreams

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March 11, 2022
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USC holds on to beat Washington, readies for UCLA matchup

No. 21 USC survived a shut game with Washington in the quarterfinal of the Pac-12 tournament on Th, defeating the Wildcats 65-61. The Trojans will move on to play No. 13 UCLA at 11:30 ET.

USC was led by junior guard Boogie Ellis, who finished with 17 points and 4 rebounds. Isaiah Mobley was also big for the Trojans on the defensive end, battling the game-winning attempt in the terminal seconds that ended in an air brawl.

USC rebounded from ii straight losses and now face a UCLA squad that has not dropped a contest since Feb. 24.

Greg Rosenstein

Greg Rosenstein
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Managing Editor, Combat

March ten, 2022
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Colorado proves to be too much for Oregon, winning eighty-69



Colorado proves to be too much for Oregon, winning 80-69

Colorado had a balanced assault in its victory over Oregon as iv Buffaloes scored in double-figures, while sophomore Jabari Walker dominated, going for eighteen points and sixteen boards. Although Quincy Guerrier chipped in a 25-point double-double for the Ducks, Colorado pulled away downward the stretch.

Colorado leaders:
Jabari Walker (18 points, 16 rebounds), Evan Battey (nineteen points,12 rebounds)

Oregon leader:
Quincy Guerrier (25 points, xiii rebounds)

What’south side by side for Colorado:
Information technology’ll play No. 1 Arizona Friday in the Pac-12 semifinals

What’s next for Oregon:
Expect to encounter if it makes the NIT

(Photo: Aaron Ontiveroz / MediaNews Grouping / The Denver Mail service via Getty Images)

By The Athletic Staff

By The Athletic Staff

March 10, 2022
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Chimera Lookout man Alive: The path forward for the Pac-12’southward last remaining bubble team

Colorado does not accept much of a bubble take chances, actually, at least in Eamonn Brennan’s estimation. Maybe if it beats Arizona in the semifinals on Friday, that changes. Or … or … as he suggests in his new
Bubble Lookout update, “At this stage nosotros would recommend this hyper-hot team just go ahead and win the Pac-12 tournament.”

As for Oregon, any shred of hope was even so at that place coming into Las Vegas is gone later the 80-69 loss to Colorado. The Ducks are washed, at least for the NCAA Tournament.

Hugh Kellenberger

Hugh Kellenberger
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Senior Managing Editor, College Basketball



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March ten, 2022
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Arizona outlasts Stanford, winning 84-80

This one went down to the wire, every bit many of today’s games have. Christian Koloko and the Wildcats proved to be likewise much for the Cardinals to handle downwardly the stretch. In the terminal minutes, Arizona guard Kerr Kriisa went down with a right talocrural joint sprain and had to be helped to the locker room.

Judging by his tweet downwardly below, he seems to be in good spirits.

Arizona leaders: Christian Koloko (24 points, 9 rebounds, four assists), Bennedict Mathurin (twenty points, 7 rebounds)

Stanford leaders:
Spencer Jones (28 points, 8 rebounds)

What’southward next for Arizona:
It’ll play the winner of No. 5 Oregon vs. No. four Colorado Fri

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What’due south next for Stanford:
Wait to run across if it makes the NIT

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March x, 2022
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Arizona-Stanford starters

Top-seeded Arizona is angling to lock upwardly a No. i seed in the NCAA Tournament during this week’s Pac-12 tournament, and begins that quest with a quarterfinals game against No. nine Stanford. Hither are the starters. Game is on Pac-12 Network.

Arizona

G – Dalen Terry

G – Bennedict Mathurin

G – Kerr Kriisa

F – Azuolas Tubelis

C – Christian Koloko

Stanford

1000 – Michael O’Connel

F – Max Murrell

F – Spencer Jones

F – James Keefe

F – Harrison Ingram

Hugh Kellenberger

Hugh Kellenberger
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Senior Managing Editor, College Basketball

March x, 2022
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Odds for Thursday’southward games in the Pac-12 tournament

The Pac-12 tournament continues today in Las Vegas with the iv teams that received byes playing in their offset games.

Game 5: No. ix Stanford vs. No. 1 Arizona (-15.5)

Game 6: No. 5 Oregon (-1.5) vs. No. four Colorado

Game seven: No. 7 Washington State vs. No. two UCLA (-9)

Game viii: No. six Washington vs. No. iii USC (-6.5)

Andrew DeWitt

Andrew DeWitt
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Senior Editor, Betting

March ten, 2022
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Washington dominates Utah in get-go-round victory



Washington dominates Utah in first-round victory

No. half dozen Washington dominated No. 11 Utah in an 82-70 win later going on a 15-3 run in the 2d half.

Four players scored double digits for the Huskies. Senior Terrell Brown Jr. led Washington with 22 points and added v assists and iv rebounds. Beau senior Jamal Bey posted 19 points and iv rebounds.

Guard Marco Anthony led the Utes with 18 points, iii rebounds and ii assists.

Washington adjacent faces No. 3 USC Thursday at 11:xxx p.m. ET.

By The Athletic Staff

By The Athletic Staff

March nine, 2022
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Efe Abogidi’s 19 points push button Washington Land to dominant victory over California



Efe Abogidi's 19 points push Washington State to dominant victory over California

No. seven Washington Land put together a consummate performance on Wednesday dark, dominating No. ten California 66-59.

Efe Abogidi led the Cougars in scoring, putting up 19 points on 41.2 percent shooting from the field. In add-on to Abogidi, Washington Country had three other players score double-digit points, including Tyrell Roberts (14), Michael Flowers (12) and TJ Bamba (12).

California had a valiant attempt in the 2nd half, outscoring Washington State 39-34. Senior baby-sit Jordan Shepherd kept California in the game, leading the Gold Bears in scoring with 19 points on six-of-17 shooting from the field.

Washington Land advances to take on No. 2 UCLA on March ten at ix p.grand. ET

The Athletic Staff

The Athletic Staff

March 9, 2022
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Oregon cruises over in-state rival Oregon Country

The path to the 2022 NCAA Tournament probably means an auto bid for the Oregon Ducks, and they took step one on Wednesday with a 86-72 win over Oregon Land in the Pac-12 tournament commencement round. The Ducks scored the game’southward first 12 points and never trailed.

Oregon leaders:
Jacob Immature (23 points, 11 assists, 6 rebounds, 3 steals), Quincy Guerrier (twenty points, 3-of-7 from 3-point range), N’Faly Dante (15 points, 7 rebounds, 5 blocks)

Oregon Country leaders:
Jarod Lucas (22 points), Glenn Taylor Jr. (16 points)

What’s adjacent for Oregon:
It’ll play No. 4 Colorado on Thursday in the quarterfinals.

What’s next for Oregon State:
Its season is over.

Hugh Kellenberger

Hugh Kellenberger
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Senior Managing Editor, Higher Basketball

March 9, 2022
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Stanford defeats Arizona Country 71-70 in comeback victory

After trailing for 37 minutes, the Cardinals came back to win 71-seventy on a James Keefe buzzer-beater.

Spencer Jones led the way for Stanford with 26 points and half dozen rebounds on 6-of-12 shooting from 3-point range. In add-on to the game winner, Keefe went for xvi points and x boards.

DJ Horne scored 21 points, shooting 5-of-12 from deep for the Sun Devils.

No. ix Stanford will accept on No. 1 Arizona Thursday at iii p.m. Stanford will wait to see if information technology makes the NIT.

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